Tuesday 1st February 2011 | 14:51
With the Lords set to finally make progress on the Parliamentary
Voting Systems and Constituencies Bill, here's a wee footnote to the
Tommy McAvoy, one of the key troublemakers in the Lords, famous...
Tuesday 1st February 2011 | 14:01
Today's rapidly turning into "What a Waste!" Day.
First we get news that the Audit Commission spent a cool £900 each
on swanky office chairs. Then the NAO reveals that the BBC failed to
secure "value for money" on a £...
Tuesday 1st February 2011 | 10:41
Looks like Number 10 are ready to stage a tactical retreat on
prisoner voting rights.
I understand, from several sources now, that the Government whips are
poised to allow a free vote for backbenchers on the Straw-Dav...
Monday 31st January 2011 | 12:12
It's always the chance remark to a punter that does it.
This morning, as he happily toured a health centre in Kensington, the
PM couldn't resist chinwagging to a friendly GP and patient.
"My brother-in-law is a hos...
Monday 31st January 2011 | 09:27
Looks like the Government's patience is finally running out with the
Labour old lags in the Lords.
As the Parliamentary Voting and Constituencies Bill enters its 15th
day of Committee Stage (now much longer on one sta...